Congratulations to David Vojna to his achievement by MDPI, a well-recognized publisher of open access journals. David’s article on “Verdet Constant of Magneto-Active Materials Developed for High-Power Faraday Devices” was published in the journal of Applied Sciences and quickly received attention of other researchers as it refers to an important research area. It has been high-cited many times since it was published on 3 August 2019. Here you can enjoy the whole article.
The article reviews the progress in the investigation of the Verdet constant of new magneto-active materials for the Faraday-effect-based devices used in high-power laser systems. A practical methodology for advanced characterization of the Verdet constant of these materials is presented, providing a useful tool for benchmarking the new materials. The experimental setup used for the characterization is a flexible and robust tool for evaluating the Faraday rotation angle induced in the magneto-active material, from which the Verdet constant is calculated based on the knowledge of the magnetic field and the material sample parameters. A general model for describing the measured Verdet constant data as a function of wavelength and temperature is given. In the final part of this review, the authors present a brief overview of several magneto-active materials, which have been to-date reported as promising candidates for utilization in the Faraday devices. This overview covers room-temperature investigations of the Verdet constant of several materials, which could be used for the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared and mid-infrared wavelengths.